When you have kids, you know that you want to bring them up in your faith. In order to do that it is important to incorporate a kids devotional time into your day. Creating that kids devotional time can be a challenge in the early years, but I have some ideas that should help you! I have had a morning time practice for many years, and it has always included time for me to read my Bible as … [Read more...] about How to Help your kids Create a Devotional Time
As a homeschooler you most likely have an array of options in order to evaluate your child’s progress each year. Creating a homeschool portfolio is a popular option for many states. Before you start creating your homeschool portfolio, make sure you check with your state's requirements. In Maine we have the option of preparing a homeschool portfolio in order to show progress of our students … [Read more...] about How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio – What is the Purpose?
When we first started homeschooling, I knew that I did not want to follow the “school-at-home” model. The school-at-home model is essentially what you would think of when you think of public school – kids sitting at their desks with a teacher at the front teaching them. I’m not saying this model is wrong, I’m not even saying setting up cute little old fashioned school desks is wrong (I … [Read more...] about How to get out of the Public School Mindset
There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a purchase after clicking one of these links I may receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting Townsend House! I don’t know if it was because I knew we were going to do our day in the life today, or if my body thought 5 hours of sleep was plenty, but I was up at 4am this morning. Now, I don’t make it a habit to get up … [Read more...] about Homeschool Day in the Life with ages 9, 7, 3
A funny thing happens when you get older – you start to wish for a simpler time. You want to be able to have the freedom that you had when you were younger, but with all the perks of being an adult. There is a longing for when you didn't have as much responsibility, as many to-do lists, and errands to run, when you had more time to enjoy life instead of running off to the next … [Read more...] about 31 Days of Finding Freedom in Simplicity – Day 1
Jack: “Dad! I finished 11 subjects today in school!” Matt: “11 subjects?!” Me: “Yes, Jack did a great job today, he finished everything on his list, but we ran out of time for a few of the subjects on Emma’s list, so that is a bummer.” Matt: “Heather, we took like 4 subjects a day in school, don’t you think you are trying to do too much.” Heather: “That was high school! The subjects were … [Read more...] about Perspective for when you Fear you aren’t Doing Enough